A few photographs from a far too brief visit to Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Higher Hyde Heath reserve in late July.
|Black Darter (female)
One of several also plenty of the blue males around. In general compared to previous years far fewer Dragonflies around. Possibly related to the low water level in the main pond. Good to see Hanson, the site owners have repaired the breach.
|Large Skipper||Essex Skipper – apparently widespread in southern England. None up north!|
|The sightings record book.||Always fascinating to see what other visitors have observed in the previous few weeks.|
|A great ID guide. One of the few areas of the country where all of our native reptiles can be found.|
|More valuable identification guidance on display.|
|Gatekeeper||Common Green Grasshopper|